Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Fire in Griffith Park

Yesterday there was a big fire in Griffith Park. More than 600 acres burned, there were countless evacuations, and the footage of the fire was something else. Even though I had been alerted in the afternoon it wasn't until about 10:30 last night when I started watching a little bit of the news on it. (I am not a news watcher).

I went to the internet to see if I could get a summary on the local NBC website and I ran across the following article: http://www.nbc4.tv/news/13279762/detail.html?dl=mainclick Unlike my good friend Queen B, I will not force you to read the article. You do need to go to it though and scroll down about 3/4 of the way where you will see a box with a quote taken from the scene. Please go look at it! Then read on:

Of all the quotes that could have been used from the Mayor, the Fire Chief, the Forest Rangers, or the Victims they chose to highlight a Griffith Park visitor who stated: "Ash was falling in our pasta salad". I about died of a heart attack when I read this, I mean now that truly is a crisis-LOL. I wonder who made the decision to add this of all quotes to the article? How did it then get by the editor, I don't even know what to say-LOL Again

7 comments:

James Evans said...

FOR EVERYONE WHO LOGS ON!!!!!!!!!! that was the funniest thing i have ever heard about our pasta salad ... lol...and i just posted a blog finally so check it out...its a funny one...trust me...

Jane said...

Affirmation for James.

Your break from posting refreshed your mind and spirit.

Funniest post ever!

Jane said...

Affirmation for Kim.

This is why we should be in journalism. We could top these quotes (and be hot doing it).

Funniest post in May.

Queen B said...

I am so happy to see this post. The other day I was reading this really sad story about an old guy driving into a group of school kids (no one died), and there was the funniest quote in the article. And then I felt really bad because I was reading this traumatic article, but I was laughing. So it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who focuses on the humorous side of things! (I assume this article was traumatic since it was about fire, but since you didn't specify it as required reading, I just zoomed to the quote and read)

Jinjer said...

Ash in the pasta salad...I am STILL laughing at this. Absolutely hilarious! As if burning acres and dying wildlife is more important than ash in pasta salad!

Queen B said...

Geez, Kim, now I think of you when I hear about ash, in addition to seeing paper towel dispensers.

I was reading this article(http://www.cnn.com/2007/WEATHER/05/11/socal.fire.ap/index.html) and came upon the quote, "It was like a nightmare when we left," she said after arriving at the mainland port of Long Beach. "You couldn't breathe, and ash was falling like snow."

It made me really hungry for pasta salad. Weird, huh?

Queen B said...

Sorry, link cut off. It is: http://www.cnn.com/2007/WEATHER/05/11/socal.fire.ap/index.html